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Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic appointed as Acting Chair of EEOC


Lipnic was appointed as an EEOC Commissioner in 2010 by President Barack Obama.  In 2015, she was nominated and confirmed by the Senate to serve a second term ending on July 1, 2020.  On her appointment, Acting Chair Lipnic said “I believe equal employment opportunity is critical to all Americans and to how we define ourselves as a nation.  I look forward to working with the President, my colleagues at EEOC, Congress, and, of course, the American people in this critical task.”
Lipnic’s government experience includes service as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards from 2002 to 2009.  The Employment Standards Administration oversaw the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Office of Labor Management Standards and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs.  During her tenure as Assistant Secretary, these divisions revised regulations on overtime, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and issued the first-ever regulations for OFCCP to evaluate compensation discrimination.

Lipnic received her B.A. degree in Political Science and History from Allegheny College and her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

As a speaker at last year’s ILG national conference, Commissioner Lipnic openly shared her views on the EEO-1 revisions and stated that they were unnecessarily burdensome for contractors.

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